Kenderick Anderson & Bobby Sukrachand
This course introduces techniques for making contemporary casework with doors. Each participant creates a modestly scaled project such as a box, chest, or cabinet. Work is done primarily in solid wood, with veneer presented as an option on doors and panels.
For the design process, Kendrick and Bobby focus on how to create a cohesive piece through attention to scale, proportion, grain orientation, wood movement, joinery, and hardware. In the construction phase, they offer instruction in: wood selection; milling; veneer use; door construction and installation with butt and knife hinges; working with angled and tapered components; finishing; and a variety of efficient machine-cut and hand-tool joinery, including miter joints, box joints, dovetails, bridle joints, dadoes, and inserted tenons. For students who are interested, the instructors can also address the use of auxiliary materials such as leather, metal, and fabric.
Kendrick Anderson is a full-time woodworker in Atlanta, GA, where he designs and builds furniture on commission and works with architectural firms to create unique commercial environments. Notable restaurant projects include Empire State South (owned by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson), Kimball House (Southern Living’s best new restaurant of 2014), and Staplehouse (Bon Appétit’s best new restaurant in America for 2016). Additionally, his work has been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” and in Modern Luxury Interiors. Kendrick is a graduate of our Furniture Intensive and has been building furniture professionally for 10 years. Kendrick’s website is kendrickanderson.com.
Bobby Sukrachand is an independent designer and furniture maker in New York, NY, and a 2012 graduate of our Furniture Intensive. Since founding his studio in 2013, he has combined a background in traditional wood fabrication with an interest in new materials and disciplines. In 2016, Bobby’s work on Etsy's headquarters in collaboration with American Green Consulting was recognized with an FSC Leadership award. His work has appeared in The New York Times Style Magazine, Interior Design, New York Magazine, and the Furniture Society’s 2015 book Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place, among other publications. Bobby’s website is sukrachand.com.
Open to intermediate woodworkers, including anyone who has taken Basic Woodworking.